Cardiospermum grandiflorum Sw.

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Cardiospermum grandiflorum

Picture: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Cardiospermum grandiflorum

Picture: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Cardiospermum grandiflorum

Picture: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare

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Synonyms: Cardiospermum hirsutum Willd.
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Perennial climber. Stems with bristly hairs, sometimes slightly woody; tendrils present. Leaves compound; leaflets with serrate margins. Flowers in many-flowered axillary heads, white with a yellowish centre, fragrant. Fruit a membranous, inflated capsule, green, drying to brown. Seeds round and black with an oblong to heart-shaped spot (hilum). It was introduced as a garden ornamental and has only recently become widely naturalised, particularly in and around Harare.
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Derivation of specific name: grandiflorum: large flowered
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Worldwide distribution: Tropical America and tropical Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb
Growth form(s): Climber.
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Insects associated with this species: Deudorix antalus (Food plant)
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Literature:

Exell, A.W. (1966). Sapindaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 510 - 512. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 173.

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Flora of Malawi: Cardiospermum grandiflorum
Flora of Mozambique: Cardiospermum grandiflorum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cardiospermum grandiflorum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cardiospermum grandiflorum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cardiospermum grandiflorum
African Plant Database: Cardiospermum grandiflorum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Cardiospermum grandiflorum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cardiospermum grandiflorum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cardiospermum grandiflorum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cardiospermum grandiflorum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cardiospermum grandiflorum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cardiospermum grandiflorum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Cardiospermum grandiflorum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cardiospermum grandiflorum
Ispot Southern Africa: Cardiospermum grandiflorum
JSTOR Plant Science: Cardiospermum grandiflorum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cardiospermum grandiflorum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cardiospermum grandiflorum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cardiospermum grandiflorum
Tropicos: Cardiospermum grandiflorum


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Cardiospermum grandiflorum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137310, retrieved 17 June 2019

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